JCB power product increases production
L&W Wilson (Endmoor) Ltd: Off Grid Power for Recycling & Aggregate Washing Facility
JCB Power Products’ dealer for the North of the UK and Scotland, Scot Industrial Air, has supplied a generator for a customer which is enabling increased aggregate production at a quarry in beautiful Cumbria – home of the Lake District. L&W Wilson (Endmoor) Ltd was originally a Road Haulage & Plant Hire business but has evolved to become a specialist in a number of areas including aggregate supplies, civil engineering, demolition, excavation & earth works, waste disposal, more recently, aggregate crushing & screening, and aggregate recycling. The new generator – JCB G601QX – has been installed on site at Roan Edge Quarry in Cumbria, along with a multi-million pound Centrifuge based aggregate recycling & aggregate washing plant recently purchased by L&W Wilson. The quarry was originally reopened in the 90’s to meet increased demand for virgin & recycled aggregates from local builders, developers, large construction contractors and other businesses. After subsequent closure it has since become active again thanks to L&W Wilson and is now taking construction waste for recycling into sand and sized aggregates to fulfil local demand for building materials. The JCB G601QX generator is running all the large plant within the site; which are working simultaneously for up to 24 hours per day. L&W Wilson is a long standing customer of Scot JCB, parent company of Scot Industrial Air, and also runs JCB excavators, rollers and wheeled loaders in addition to the generator. The productivity of the G601QX combined with its compact footprint were key factors in its purchase, along with the service the company consistently receives from Scots. Byron Wilson specified the machine and is very happy with its performance;
“We’ve purchased a lot of equipment from Scot JCB and their service is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for our local branch – whether sales or aftercare. This is the first JCB generator we have bought and we had excellent advice on which unit to specify. The G601QX delivers an impressive 550kVA of prime power at 50Hz/400V which is sufficient to power the crusher and washing plant. It is a Stage IIIA model and both fuel-efficient and quiet, plus it has LiveLink telematics which means we can keep an eye on it remotely all day every day. It allows us to monitor performance and analyse usage effectively so that we undertake routine maintenance and servicing of the unit when we know it is not going to affect production and we can also ring fence its location. It is also easy to manoeuvre from site to site because of its well-placed lifting points and overall size. In fact it has been such a good purchase that we have since purchased a JCB G33QS 30kVA generator to run alongside its big brother”.
The smaller generator has been purchased to run the site’s off-grid critical power systems including lighting, emergency lighting, alarm security systems, CCTV systems, fibre broadband connection and weighbridge power. Ever conscious of the carbon footprint of their operations, L&W Wilson runs the smaller generator in conjunction with an off-grid energy battery storage powerpack which is topped up when required to ensure constant power availability even though there is no access to the National Grid.
“This fantastic combination gives us remote access to not only the site CCTV footage and alarm system remote keypad but also the generator and battery powerpack. LiveLink telematics allow off-site maintenance monitoring and performance stats 24/7 giving us total peace of mind”
Both units run off fixed fuel lines connected to a 5000 litre fuel storage tank. This is extremely cost effective for the company; saving labour time fueling up the generators, but also enables the valve to be shut down in the event of any problems. In this instance independent fuel tanks can be used.